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Millbrook, based in Bedfordshire, UK, makes a significant contribution to the quality and performance of military vehicles worldwide. Its specialist expertise is focussed in two distinct areas: test programmes to help armed services and their suppliers ensure that their vehicles and systems work as the specification requires; and design and build work to upgrade new or existing vehicles, evaluate vehicle capability and investigate in-service failures. Complementing these is driver and service training and a hospitality business that allows customers to use selected areas of Millbrook’s remarkable facilities for demonstrations and exhibitions.
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11 Nov 09. Elbit Systems Ltd. has teamed with AM General and Plasan to present the LEGATUS Light Tactical Reconnaissance All Terrain Armored Vehicle integrated on a HMMWV (Humvee) platform at EXPOMIL 2009. At the show, set to take place in Bucharest, Romania from November 11 to 14, the companies will showcase the LEGATUS for the first time, at the Elbit Systems exhibition booth 28-33. The LEGATUS is an armored 4×4 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) built for various customers’ reconnaissance needs. The integrated vehicle represents the team’s capabilities in fielding various armored and unarmored applications. LEGATUS is fully armed to fend for itself in the battlefield and offers a vast array of protective electronic devices, while performing its main task of providing mobile, real-time, supportive intelligence to its allocated land units and to the headquarters. This air transportable and greatly maneuverable vehicle proves itself to provide vital vision-based terrain scouting and target acquisition, while operating in harsh terrain and every weather condition, at long range, day and night. LEGATUS is equipped with a full protection and detection suit, primary including the following latest generation Elbit Systems made systems: second generation 12.7 mm ORCWS-M weapon station, Mast-mounted Stabilized Observation System, Thermal Driving Camera, GPS Navigation and North Finding System, Digital Crew Intercom, VHFUHF Radio, Laser Warning System combined with protective Smoke Grenade Launchers, full spectrum Camouflage Net and other features. Each of the vehicle’s four crew members uses a tactical computer or a display based on a color flat LCD screen. These four operating stations are linked to each other and share and distribute the intelligence to the external world using the cabin electronics and the Elbit Systems’ well proven Weapon Integrated Battle Management System (WINBMS) software. LEGATUS is also equipped with a Life Support Systems made by Kinetics (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems) consisting of a NBC protection systems combined with air conditioning and an Automatic Fire Suppression System.
12 Nov 09. The British Army has deployed a Mastiff group to Afghanistan for troop transportation and large convoy protection in Helmand province. More than 60 soldiers from two Wiltshire-based infantry regiments have been deployed for Operation Herrick 11 in Afghanistan. The two army units will operate the Mastiff protected mobility vehicle, a heavily armoured vehicle designed to protect the troops from anti-vehicle mines and improvised explosive devices. Mastiff, a heavily armoured, 6×6 wheel-drive protected mobility vehicle, can accommodate a total of ten people and runs at a maximum speed of 90km/h. Armament on the vehicle includes a 7.62mm general-purpose machine gun, a 12.7mm heavy machine gun or a 40mm automatic grenade launcher. Troops will use the vehicle for troop transportation, large convoy protection and counter Taliban attack operations. Prior to deployment, the troops from the 3rd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment (3 YORKS) and the King’s Royal Hussars (KRH) executed